TD Sunfest '17 is July 6-9, 2017 in London, Ontario's beautiful Victoria Park

Sunfest

Djmawi Africa

Formed in Algiers in 2004, Djmawi Africa is one of the leaders of a new wave of politically conscious and genre-defying North African bands. The eight-member ensemble delivers a vibrant fusion of chaabi, rock, metal, reggae and gnawa music. Djmawi Africa’s first album, Mama (2008), was full of Gnawa reggae influences, and shared Moroccan band Darga’s theme of united African solidarity through a shared past of music and adversity. Their most recent record, Avancez l’Arrière (2013), has a stronger chaabi influence to it, making them part of a movement of chaabi revivalists that are restoring the folk tradition.